Category: fire

Officials announce balloon festival schedule, Aug. 23-25

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Join the Plainville Fire Company at Norton Park, Friday, Aug, 23, through Sunday, Aug. 25, for the 35th annual Hot Air Balloon Festival. During the weekend-long event, attendees can expect live entertainment such as a…

The show must go on: Crowds brave the heat for town celebration

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER The town of Plainville celebrated its 150th anniversary on Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20 despite weather warnings for extreme heat. The planning committee made some adjustments, including postponing the historic bus tour on…

Plainville’s 150th celebration planned for July 20-21

The Plainville community will commemorate the town’s 150th anniversary with two days of family-friendly events planned for Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21. These events will take place rain or shine. “We wanted to mark this milestone occasion by…

Community rallies around victims of home fire

A local family narrowly escaped a house fire on Hardwood Road, above, in the early morning hours last Wednesday. According to reports, the family was forced to climb out a window to escape the blaze. The family of five, including…

Obituary: Jeffery Nicholas Romano, 60

Jeffery Nicholas Romano, 60, of Plainville, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother firefighter, passed away unexpectedly and too soon on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Born in Southington on August 5, 1958, he was the only child of the late Nicholas…

Workshop explores process for buying firetrucks

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Plainville Town Council and Fire Department Chiefs held a workshop to discuss the purchasing of two new fire trucks—one tower and one pumper engine—authorized by referendum to cost no more than a total of $2.1…

Town Council recognizes firefighters for their service

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Plainville Town Council awarded eight Fire Department Service Awards on Wednesday, Jan. 23, and three recipients were presented with proclamations from the Connecticut General Assembly, by State Senator Henri Martin and State Representative Dr. William…

Fire report published Jan. 4

The Bristol Fire Department reported the following incidents: Friday, Dec. 14 511 Emmett St., carbon monoxide detector activation, no CO. West St., and School St., accident, potential accident. 38 Davis Dr., passenger vehicle fire. 22 Pine St., smoke detector activation,…

New fire inspector welcomed by council; River clean-up postponed

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER A new fire inspector was named during the Nov. 19, meeting of the Plainville Town Council. Plainville Fire Marshall Larry Sutherland introduced Ronald Dievert, the newly named Fire Inspector. Sutherland said that Dievert has been…